River Oaks 6

96 River Oaks Center Drive,
Calumet City, IL 60409

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Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on November 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

This theatre is now gone. They tore it down last month. What for? Who Knows.

Cyberyan
Cyberyan on September 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Hey I was in 7-8 back in 2009, I’m shocked to hear they may knock em down. When I did my 2 walk thrus the building they were still in real good condition. I made 2 offers to management to use both screen 2-3 times a month, but they passed telling me they had a dance school that wanted it for practice and plays. Shame to see it go.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on September 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I hope someone comes in and takes lots of interior photos of 1-6, and especially 7-8 before they come down.

With Carson’s closing in January, and two (so far) of the old theaters coming down, it appears that big things are abound for River Oaks.

gunstar
gunstar on September 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

7-8 are suppose to come down as well no word on 9-10.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on September 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Damn. Anyone know what will go in its place?

gunstar
gunstar on September 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

river oaks 1-6 is getting demolished by the end of october. It’s sad to see it go,I worked there as a projectionist.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Also this was never a Kmart store. It was S.S Kresge store before becoming a 6plex Theatre.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on June 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I wonder if it kept its C-O decor up until the end, including under independent management.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on March 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I took my oldest son here to see 1408. A moment i will never forget. he loved the movie. shame the place is gated off for the time being.

wolfjr79
wolfjr79 on July 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I saw Mrs. Doubtfire there. Unfortunately I also saw Super Mario Bros. there.

Beadee
Beadee on July 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Great theaters, mice and all.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Wow bats and mice.

cplexalumni
cplexalumni on February 18, 2009 at 4:34 pm

For some reason that building had a bad problem. winters were obviously worse. Now being in the medical field,… I think public health would’ve shut them down if they knew.

JRS40
JRS40 on February 18, 2009 at 9:18 am

I remember seeing “Sense and Sensibility” there and seeing a mouse scurry back and forth across the aisle the whole movie. That was a first (and last) and surprised me seeing that the theaters hadn’t been around that long – maybe 5 years.

CplexAlumni96
CplexAlumni96 on February 18, 2009 at 4:41 am

There was never a dull moment on a shift @ 1-6. There were numerous occasions where I the usher caught folks having sex in the building. Once in theater #1 (back row) and once in the MENS BATHROOM!!! Crazy, I know.

I was this 16y/o who looked 12. I attempted to play the role of authoritative usher. Didn’t always go over too well. I remember when “Strip Tease” came out. I wasn’t “allowed” to see the movie but I had to stand outside the theater and check IDs.

I also remember this theater having a MAJOR mouse problem. I’d stand in the back of the theater and watch the mice go back and forth across the aisles with the dim lighting on the floor as the movie played. It was pretty sick.

CplexAlumni96
CplexAlumni96 on February 18, 2009 at 4:32 am

I worked at this theater from 1996-1999 In that short time I have many unique memories. This was my first job, and I can’t think of a better job for a H.S. student to have. Easy work, free movies, free popcorn! I think I started @ $4.15 or $4.25/hr as an usher. I remember climbing that ladder every Thurs. to change the Marquee outside. Rain or shine,…I mostly remember it being COLD. Shortly after I started working there as an usher I was asked to cover the concession stand as they were short staffed for someones lunch break. To make a long story short,… this resulted in a Fire. A pretty big one actually. Big enough to shut the theater down for a week. Thats what happens when you put an usher behind the stand. I also remember the sprinklers and alarms not working when the fire took place behind the stand. A cop and I evacuated all 6 theaters. The look on my manager “Steve’s” face when he returned from lunch and noticed the Fire dept. outside was priceless. They wrote it off as a “popper malfunction.” Hmmmmmm

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on July 14, 2008 at 7:14 pm

One thing that hurt it was, as Cinemark Fan said, lack of advertising. It was advertised only half-assed, under the full ad for the Lansing.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on July 14, 2008 at 5:31 pm

It is now closed again. I think the thing that may have hurt it is the lack of advertising. And it only operated Fri-Sun & holidays.

Damn. Hopefully it won’t be turned into retail & can be used as a cinema again. But remodeled extensively.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on March 27, 2008 at 4:01 pm

I think it’s an excellent idea. The area needs more 2nd run houses.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on November 16, 2007 at 4:53 pm

BREAKING NEWS! On November 30th, all shows(older movies) will be free, and starting December 1st, it will turn into a 2nd run discount house with all shows being $2.00.

I’d like to hear thoughts on this.

jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on November 14, 2007 at 6:32 pm

The theater reopened in June 2006, six months after the Loews-AMC merger.

Broan
Broan on November 12, 2007 at 7:37 pm

This should show as open

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on October 16, 2006 at 9:38 am

Jenco doesn’t have a website, but you can visit River Oaks 6 and Lansing Cinema 8’s site by going here: www.riveroaks6.com

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 16, 2006 at 7:58 am

But I haven’t been able to find a web site for Jenco.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 16, 2006 at 7:54 am

This theatre’s status needs to be changed. The status should be “Open”. The chain should be Jenco.